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Unit description

Develops an understanding of small business and entrepreneurship in the allied health, sport and fitness industries in Australia, techniques for starting new ventures including undertaking relevant research, and provides students with the opportunity to develop and present a business plan related to an allied health or sporting/fitness enterprise.

Unit content

  • The nature of small business and entrepreneurship 
  • Commercial allied health, sport and fitness organisations
  • Researching and analysing business opportunities
  • Getting started in small business:
    • planning and legal issues;
    • appropriate environments to accommodate accessibility and mobilisation
  • Managing key functions:
    • marketing;
    • financial management;
    • operations;
    • the role of the multi-disciplinary team;
    • principles for legislative and compensable scheme requirements;
    • human resources

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1explain the nature of small business and discuss the challenges facing entrepreneurs in the allied health, fitness and sport industriesKnowledge of a discipline
2describe techniques for starting new ventures and undertaking relevant researchCreativity
3critically reflect on the opportunities for self-employment in the allied health, fitness and sport industriesCreativity
4identify information needs and sources for effective business planningKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
5outline marketing opportunities for a new venture in the allied health, fitness and sport industriesKnowledge of a discipline
6present and analyse financial statements for a new venture in the allied health, fitness and sport industriesKnowledge of a discipline

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. explain the nature of small business and discuss the challenges facing entrepreneurs in the allied health, fitness and sport industries
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. describe techniques for starting new ventures and undertaking relevant research
    • GA2: Creativity
  3. critically reflect on the opportunities for self-employment in the allied health, fitness and sport industries
    • GA2: Creativity
  4. identify information needs and sources for effective business planning
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  5. outline marketing opportunities for a new venture in the allied health, fitness and sport industries
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  6. present and analyse financial statements for a new venture in the allied health, fitness and sport industries
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Prescribed texts

  • Birt, I, 2016, Writing Your Plan for Small Business Success, 6th edn, Allen & Unwin. ISBN: 9781760293321.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture online 1.5 hours (12 weeks)
Tutorial online 3 hours (6 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Report40%
Report40%
Notice

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Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

Fee paying courses
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International

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